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In vivo native fluorescence spectroscopy and nicotinamide adinine dinucleotide/flavin adenine dinucleotide reduction and oxidation states of oral submucous fibrosis for chemopreventive drug monitoring
Author(s): Sivabalan Sivabalan; C. Ponranjini Vedeswari; S. Jayachandran; D. Koteeswaran; C. Pravda; Prakashrao Aruna; Singaravelu Ganesan

Paper Abstract

Native fluorescence spectroscopy has shown potential to characterize and diagnose oral malignancy. We aim at extending the native fluorescence spectroscopy technique to characterize normal and oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) patients under pre- and post-treated conditions, and verify whether this method could also be considered in the monitoring of therapeutic prognosis noninvasively. In this study, 28 normal subjects and 28 clinically proven cases of OSF in the age group of 20 to 40 years are diagnosed using native fluorescence spectroscopy. The OSF patients are given dexamethasone sodium phosphate and hyaluronidase twice a week for 6 weeks, and the therapeutic response is monitored using fluorescence spectroscopy. The fluorescence emission spectra of normal and OSF cases of both pre- and post-treated conditions are recorded in the wavelength region of 350 to 600 nm at an excitation wavelength of 330 nm. The statistical significance is verified using discriminant analysis. The oxidation-reduction ratio of the tissue is also calculated using the fluorescence emission intensities of flavin adenine dinucleotide and nicotinamide adinine dinucleotide at 530 and 440 nm, respectively, and they are compared with conventional physical clinical examinations. This study suggests that native fluorescence spectroscopy could also be extended to OSF diagnosis and therapeutic prognosis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2010
PDF: 11 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 15(1) 017010 doi: 10.1117/1.3324771
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 15, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Sivabalan Sivabalan, Anna Univ. (India)
C. Ponranjini Vedeswari, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital (India)
S. Jayachandran, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital (India)
D. Koteeswaran
C. Pravda, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hopsital (India)
Prakashrao Aruna, Anna Univ. (India)
Singaravelu Ganesan, Anna Univ. (India)

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